This week, I completed the first draft of Snow in August, Sam Smith Mystery Series book sixteen. Snow in August is set in a small coastal village in wild West Wales, a new location for Sam.
Readers of the series might be in for a surprise when they start this story. I won‘t give the details away now, but the book will be available for pre-order later this month.
Over the past year I have had the honour of being editor-in-chief of Mom’s Favorite Reads eMagazine. With twelve magazines published I would like to thank our talented group of contributors and the skill and dedication of our editorial staff. I’m very proud of our achievements with Mom’s Favorite Reads and look forward to scaling even great heights in our second year.
Here’s the blurb for the latest issue.
The September issue of our popular eMagazine!
In this Back to School issue:
Young Writers, Humour, Poetry, Travel, Short Stories, Puzzles and Articles including:
What is Adoption?
What is Happiness and How Can We Find It?
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Delighted that Sandra, who translated the five books in my Ann’s War series, has offered to translate Saving Grace into German 🙂
A lovely quote from screenwriter Ernest Lehman when discussing writing the script for North By Northwest. I am sure most authors will identify with this.
”Typical of a writer, I was stalling, losing myself in yet more research.”
Sam’s Song is moving towards the top of the Amazon charts again this weekend , but I have mixed feelings about that in light of continued reports of workers being mistreated by the company. There is a brutally about Amazon that makes me feel increasingly uneasy about contributing to its profits.
“Clear as the dew it kindles on the spray
Across the shadows of each shelving lawn,
The rising sun, with low and level ray
Scatters the cold, grey phantoms of the dawn.
Like ghosts, they flee, like dreams expire
Within the elemental fire
Of our first calm October day.”
John Jay Chapman
As ever, thank you for your interest and support.